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Use a technology that helps them remember what information they need to know

Most Alzheimer patients can be helped when they hear the same information multiple times. There are multiples ideas about what needs to be done. However, there is a solution out there that is built already called VoixRx and it can used and built on.
One of the main causes is that their short-term and long-term memory capabilities have been altered. It has been shown that they tend to remember more when they listen to... more »

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Alzheimer's Association Comments on Eureka Prize

The possibility that this prize activity duplicates other ongoing activities in any relevant sector (e.g., academia, business):
Because technology to improve care for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias is a fast-growing field, the Alzheimer's Association believes that duplication is likely. We encourage the National Institute on Aging to include a data-driven approach in its review process to... more »

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Optimizing pathways to market using scalable development and deployment methods

Publicly funded academic efforts to research and develop software technologies frequently suffer from the following hindrances to wide market adoption:

1. They result in open source tools which require expertise to install, configure, and use (e.g., see the myriad of open source, complex tools for bioinformatics and genomics, or most python-based solutions).
2. Support and maintenance are often left to the end user,... more »

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The Patient and The Weather

Our group of meteorologists and physicians have been researching the relationship of real-time weather and human health. We have found very strong relationships between several ongoing health concerns. We believe that using wearables, looking at patient databases of actions, medicine use, and emotion, we can co-relate with weather data. With that, we can actually predict some actions of risk. Weather impacts every aspect... more »

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